I'm needing help with a question in my tutorial due tomorrow...
I think this rule is a little weird. Of course just posting whatever question or problem that your tutor has given you and expecting someone else to do it is kind of ridiculous. But on the other hand, threads where the author just expects other people to do their work for them won't get any answers anyway.
What's the difference between researching a problem by consulting text books or doing online searches, and simply asking those more knowledgeable than you? Either way, you're consulting a source of information - exactly what schools are supposed to teach you.
If someone really can't complete his assignment, well .. is it worth learning ( I mean, what's the purpose of your programming lessons ? ) ?
I'm new to the forums, but, I aggree with this. I'm not a CS major, I'm an electrical engineer and my Calculus classes had some pretty tough problems. If I didn't understand the problem, at least somewhat, the solution wouldn't make any sense. And I figure what good is getting one point on a homework assignment vs. losing the next 50 when I still don't know how to do <insert anything mindboggling here> when it crops back up later in the course. I'm sure the programming classes are the same...